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Sing your Song: An Evening with Harry Belafonte

Tuesday, February 18, 2014
4:30pm – 6:00pm

Storrs Campus
Laurel Hall 102

  • 2/18 Sing Your Song: An Evening with Harry Belafonte

    4:30 pm

    Laurel Hall Room 102

    Harry Belafonte is a singer, songwriter, actor and activist with a career spanning over 5 decades.   He is a renowned humanitarian and activist and served in the Peace Corps, UNICEF, and USA for Africa.  Mr. Belafonte has been honored many times by such diverse groups as the American Jewish Congress, the NAACP, the City of Hope, Fight for Sight, The Urban League, The National Conference of Black Mayors, the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith, the ACLU, the State Department, the Boy Scouts of America, Hadassah International and the Peace Corps.  He has received awards such as The Albert Einstein Award from Yeshiva University, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace Prize, the Acorn Award from the Bronx Community College for his work with children, and, in 1989, he received the prestigious Kennedy Center Honors for excellence in the performing arts. He was the first recipient of the Nelson Mandela Courage Award and was honored at the White House with the 1994 National Medal of Arts from President Clinton for his contributions to our nation's cultural life. He has received honorary degrees from City University of New York, Spellman College in Atlanta, Tufts University, Brandeis University, Long Island University, Bard College and most recently Doctor of Humane Letters from Columbia University and many others. And he is the 2013 recipient of the Spingarn Medal, the most prestigious award bestowed by the NAACP.

    This event is free and open to the public. 

    Cosponsored by The Insitute for African American Studies, the College Liberal Arts and Sciences, the School of Fine Arts, the Vice Provost for Diversity, the Vice Provost for Global Affairs the H. Fred Simons African American Cultural Center, the Department of History,  and the Department of Residential Life.

    For more information, contact: Amanda Cannada at

Photo Courtesy of Pamela Belafonte

Admission Fee: free


Amanda Cannada

Institute for African American Studies, History Department, CLAS

Africana Studies Institute (primary), African American Cultural Center, Asian American Studies Institute, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, History Department, UConn Master Calendar

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